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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot although I must admit that I ignored the instructions in the prompt and went my own way.

That’s because I very rarely crop. I was taught in art school to get it right in camera and it’s still something I practice today. Having spent decades shooting colour transparency film for clients and editors there was no option to crop, what ever was in the shot stayed in the shot.

However, modern digital equipment does have one huge advantage for me. Zoom lenses are finally good enough to use. I never found a zoom good enough to use alongside my prime lenses in the film era which resulted in me carrying between six and eight primes.

Using zoom lenses allows me to crop precisely in camera and shoot multiple versions of a scene. So here’s some in camera crops of Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise one morning.

I will start off with a wide view before cropping sections of the view using my zoom lenses.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet.

My first thought on reading the prompt was birds bathing. I have quite a variety in my archives but I decided that was to easy. So here’s a mix of wet things.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

A swimming Muskrat near Punnichy, Saskatchewan.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Action

An immature House Sparrow bathing in a bird bath in Hatherton, Cheshire.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

Dew on grass photographed from a portable canvas hide (blind) while photographing European Rabbits at Brown Moss, Shropshire.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

An immature Red Knot bathing on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

Dew on a Rose leaf in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: At Home

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: At Home.

As I had been in hospital for two days when the challenge was posted I decided to go with a small selection of photos from my walks around the neighborhood in the past few months.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 12th February 2020

Ivy leaves and snow on a tree trunk.

 

Six Word Saturday: A Solitary Brown Leaf in Winter

A solitary autumn leaf.

 

Six Word Saturday: A Pine Cone in the Snow

A Pine cone in the snow.

 

April Squares: Tree Tops

Paper Birch trees against a blue sky.

 

Monochrome Monday: 24th February 2020

Old tracks one way, fresh tracks the other way.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020

Detail of a Pine cone picked up on a walk.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning.

I am a morning person and often have the alarm set to allow me to get to a location half an hour before sunrise. So here’s a small selection of photos taken around sunrise but not necessarily what I would call a photo of a sunrise.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning

Waves and rocks on the Lake Huron shoreline soon after sunrise.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Morning

A female Eurasian Blue Tit egg laying early in the morning.

 

One Word Sunday: Knot

A juvenile Red Knot on the Lake Huron shoreline at sunrise.

 

Friendly Friday: Art Unexpected

Waves and ripples on Lake Huron at sunrise.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Trees

Snow and hoarfrost covered farmland at sunrise.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Treasure Hunt

A Eurasian Blue Tit silhouetted against the rising sun.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #92: Going back – the second time around.

This is what I had prepared before losing our internet connection on Sunday evening. I’m using the phone as a WiFi hotspot to post this but don’t expect the phone to continue working once the network gets busy.

On reading the prompt I had lots of ideas for a post. I have moved around a lot and have lived in similar areas several times. However, when trying to come up with photos to use I realised that I had hardly ever returned to specific locations.

That got me thinking about some of the locations I have returned to while living in an area. One of the first locations that came to mind was Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula. I have lived in the area for 12 years, probably the longest time I have lived anywhere since my childhood. I have a few locations I go to for the sunrise but when I started selecting photos for this post the first three were all from the same location so I decided to limit myself to that spot.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

September, 2009.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

June, 2014.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

July, 2016.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

May, 2017.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

March, 2018.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Second Time Around

June, 2019.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Simplicity

When I read the prompt for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Simplicity I had a few ideas for the challenge.

Before I had even started narrowing the ideas down we lost our internet connection for the second time in less than a week. So I forgot about the prompt not knowing when we would be back online.

When I came back to the prompt I ignored my previous ideas after thinking about simplifying some of my camera kit. An accident a year ago left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm and I needed a smaller, lighter kit for my personal work.

So here’s a small selection of photos from the last 10 months taken locally with a small mirrorless camera and three manual focus prime lenses. If I’m going for a walk around the neighborhood I pick a lens and find images with it. If I’m going somewhere in the car I take a small bag with a mirrorless camera, wide angle, standard and telephoto lenses.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 8th January 2020

Waves on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

 

Weekly Prompts: White

Shadows with a fallen branch stickingout of the snow.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Angles.

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

An ice covered bush on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 26th February 2020

Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise.

 

Silent Sunday: 26th January 2020

Two autumn leaves clinging on in winter.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

This is my haphazard contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It.

I say haphazard because while I have a variety of photos of various rivers I couldn’t come up with a theme so this is a random selection of photos of four different rivers.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

This is the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River where it flows into Lake Huron in Southampton, Ontario.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The River Thames, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben from the south bank, London, England.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The Sydenham River flows over the Niagara Escarpment at Inglis Falls in Grey County, Ontario.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A River Runs Through It

The River Dee flowing under the Old Dee Bridge at Chester, Cheshire. Originally the site of a Roman bridge this bridge dates back to a major rebuild in 1387.